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LOOKING FOR WORK AS A CRSW? (CERTIFIED RECOVERY SUPPORT WORKER)

June 28, 2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous

LOOKING FOR WORK AS A CRSW? (CERTIFIED RECOVERY SUPPORT WORKER)

NH WORKS FOR RECOVERY

What is the NH Works for Recovery Program?

The NH Works for Recovery program provides comprehensive and individualized employment services to individuals who have been directly or indirectly affected by the opioid crisis.  Eligible participants will have an opportunity to receive job training and support services to help them successfully compete for many of the in-demand occupations located throughout New Hampshire. 

What is the CRSW offering and how does it work?

The state of NH is experiencing a statewide shortage of qualified recovery support workers. The NH Works for Recovery program provides funding for training and employment services to individuals interested in entering this field. In order to address this shortage, the NH Works for Recovery program has created an offering that specifically addresses the need to train and place Certified Recovery Support Works (CRSW) into the workplace.

The offering provides funding (tuition, OJT, support services, reimbursement for exam fees) for eligible candidates to obtain the classroom training and facilitates job placement where they will can be paid for the 500 hours of supervision required for certification. The objective is to place at least 40 recovery support workers into the workplace within the grant period.

What services are provided?

·        Individual Training services in the form of required CRSW coursework

·        Other Occupational Skills Training under the NH Works for Recovery program

·        Job search assistance and access to a network of employers that are seeking CRSW’s or CRSW’s-in-training

·        On-The-Job Training (OJT) with an eligible employer

·        Case Management Services

·        Support Services (exam fees, CRSW application fees, child care reimbursement, travel reimbursement, emergency services such as car repair, rental or housing/utilities assistance, etc.).

Who’s eligible for these services?

·       Individuals wanting to enter or advance in a profession that is directly associated with supporting individuals struggling with opioid misuse

What are the specific benefits?

Job Seeker Benefits:

·        CRSW classroom training tuition up to $400 per person through an Individual Training Account (ITA) set up to cover the cost for:

1)      Recovery Coach Academy – 30 hours

2)      Ethics for Peer Recovery Supports – 12 hours

3)      HIV/AIDS for Recovery Support Workers – 6 hours

4)      Suicide Prevention for non-Clinical Workers – 6 hours

·        Support Services up to $1000 per person based on individual needs

Employer Benefits

·        On-The-Job (OJT) – up to $5500 per person benefit in the form of 50% of first 6 months’ salary coverage

Who are the approved training partners?

The following organizations have been identified as authorized CRSW training partners for this program:

·        NH Recovery Coach Academy (statewide)

·        SOS Recovery Center (Dover, Rochester, Hampton)

·        Reality Check (Jaffrey)

·        Serenity Center (Keene)

·        Aware Recovery Care (Bedford)

·        Revive Recovery (Nashua)

·        NH Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor’s Association (NHADACA)

In order to be considered for program benefits, it is mandatory that prospective job seekers enroll into the NH Works for Recovery prior to a) enrolling in CRSW classroom training and/or b) accepting a job.

This offer does not support training that is duplicative or would otherwise supplant training that is already being offered either free or through other existing resources.

The NH Works for Recovery services are offered at each of the twelve NH Works Offices located across the state. Career Navigators located in these offices will work with you to determine eligibility for the program and provide barrier assessments and case management services.

Please call for an appointment at the NH Works office nearest to you.

Southern New Hampshire Services is the state-wide service provider of WIOA and is a proud member of the American Job Centers Network and an equal opportunity employer/program and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.  TDD ACCESS: RELAY NH 1-800-735-2964. The NH Recovery Friendly Services Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the NH Dept. of Business and Economic Affairs / Office of Workforce Opportunity.


NH WORKS BERLIN

151 Pleasant Street

Berlin, NH 03570-0159

P: 603. 752. 5500

F: 603. 752. 5536

NH WORKS LITTLETON

646 Union Street, Suite 100

Littleton, NH 03561-5314

P: 603. 444. 2971

F: 603. 444. 6245

NH WORKS CLAREMONT

404 Washington Street

Claremont, NH 03743-2261

P: 603. 543. 3111

F: 603. 543. 3113

NH WORKS MANCHESTER

300 Hanover Street

Manchester, NH 03104-4957

P: 603. 627. 7841

F: 603. 627. 7982

NH WORKS CONCORD

45 South Fruit Street

Concord, NH 03301-1140

P: 603. 228. 4100

F: 603. 229. 4353

NH WORKS NASHUA

6 Townsend West

Nashua, NH 03063-1215

P: 603. 882. 5177

F: 603. 880. 5256

NH WORKS CONWAY

518 White Mountain Highway

Conway, NH 03818-4205

P: 603. 447. 5924

F: 603. 447. 5985

NH WORKS PORTSMOUTH

2000 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH 03801-5673

P: 603. 436. 3702

F: 603. 436. 3754

NH WORKS KEENE

149 Emerald Street

Keene, NH 03431

P: 603. 352. 1904

F: 603. 352. 1906

NH WORKS SALEM

29 South Broadway

Salem, NH 03079-3026

P: 603. 893. 9185

F: 603. 893. 9212

NH WORKS LACONIA

426 Union Avenue, Suite 3

Laconia, NH 03246-2894

P: 603. 524. 3960

F: 603. 524. 3963

NH WORKS SOMERSWORTH

6 Marsh Brook Drive

Somersworth, NH 03878

P: 603. 742. 3600

F: 603. 749. 7515

All office hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

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